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FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
that happened in three and a half years. all this as democrats are pushing for more tax hikes. former reagan advisor art laffer says that is the last thing we need. first thing in three and a half years we will an actual contraction in the economy and brought it to 2.1%. we spent $5.8 trillion and this is what we get for it. >> it's just dumb on the outside. government spending is milton friedman is taxation. government doesn't create resources, it redistributes resources and this government spending is why we had the recession. obama continued the bad job for four straight jobs and this is the result. >> eric: but they would say isn't for government spending we would have no growth? >> government spending it's not in spite of government spending it's because of the government spending. we think of it, you got two guys in the world, "a" and "b". if "b" gets unemployment benefits who do you think pays for it. it's "a" and it's taxation and that is the root of the problem. >> you drop taxes like the blogo sphere, no he raised taxes. did ronald reagan raise or lower taxes? >> he cut the highest
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
reform the entitlement programs, put tax reform in place, go through regular order in the finance committee as the chairman and others called for, to ensure we can get this under control. it's a commonsense proposal. we did it two years ago. most democrats and most republicans here on the floor supported it in the past. democrats in the house have also supported it, about 95 of them. it's a dollar-for-dollar reduction over ten years as we raise the debt limit. for folks who are wondering today -- the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr. portman: thank you, madam chair. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. baucus: madam president, january 23, i think it was a wednesday, something marvelous happened. what was that? the house, on a strong bipartisan basis, passed a bill which would raise the debt limit, extend the debt limit to may 18. bipartisan. speaker boehner is to be commended. this town is criticized for its lack of working together, it's too partisan. speaker boehner found a solution to help us relieve the pressure
Current
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
outspoken international president. got a piece up on "huffington post" this morning about taxes and the aversion to paying taxes among americans. i'm talking about the one and only leo gerard. the united steelworkers. north america's largest industrial union representing over 1.2 million active and retired members. we find out more about their good work at their web site, usw.org. we recommend keeping up to date on what's going on here in our nation's capital and around the country on the big issues of the day. market book bookmark it, thinkprogress.com. igor volsky is here with us every tuesday morning. >> thank you. in fact, if you make it your home page, you can go there automatically every day. >> bill: make it your home page. >> everyone who listens or watches this show, their home page is billpressshow.com already. >> stick them in safari. >> bill: there it is. so igor, it looks like immigration reform may actually happen this year, right? >> there may be some momentum and the reason is republicans want to win elections. they say that quite blatantly reason number one is w
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered t
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm PST
learned in 2011, melvin was slapped with an $11 million tax lien by the irs. the doctor has not returned repeated calls from cnn. menendez acknowledges in a statement that he's flown on the doctor's corporate jet. the doctor has a vacation home at a lush seaside resort in the dominican republic. now, it appears the senate ethics committee may be involved. last fall, it got this e-mail complaint from a new jersey republican state senator asking for an investigation into those caribbean trips. the e-mail complaint questions whether menendez violated the code by quote repeatedly flying on a jet to the dominican republic and other locations and solisitting prostitution. last month, a watchdog group received an allegation he was partying with -- in the dominican republic. the group referred it to the fbi. more recently, a conservative blog published a link to videos of alleged prostitutes making claims against the senator. neither the fbi nor the ethics committee will say whether they are investigating senator menendez. >> very quickly, has he said anything about it? has he outright denied it
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am EST
on their plans because of the uncertainty of dodd-frank, obamacare cause, tax increases, the president has spent more on economic stimulus and borrow more money than any president in history. his policies are not working and he does not like what business people are telling him. dagen: we talked about this earlier in the show. you look at what happened in the economy during the fourth quarter. we had a contraction if you are on the other side of the aisle don't you look at that and say, hey that is a very reason that the government needs to keep spending money. >> if that helps our economy, we would have the best economy in history. there were no spending cuts in the fourth quarter. we have not executed as a cluster yet. companies did begin to pull back. dagen: one that they are looking for is more infrastructure spending. we have heard that over and over again. why won't the white house get that? >> dagen, it is a different philosophy. the president and his party believe that the government is the central player in our economy. we talk about cutting spending, they think that hurts the economy.
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
amount in eight years, held by dividend payouts as everybody tries to avoid higher tax rates on those. the latest reading on manufacturing came in the best level in nine months. that is positive. following the gdp report. that is not good. what does it say about the recovery? it is confusing. joining me now. we go through the list, it is basically all bad except the chicago pmi number. what is your take? >> my view is the latest data suggests this remains the olympus economic recovery since the second world war and we ought to be happy the u.s. economy grows by 2% once again in 2013. this is an economy growth wise that is simply moving sideways. melissa: sideways even is optimistic. it could go backwards. the fed charted the recovery in terms of gdp growth saying this is the worst recovery we have ever had, basically. >> that is exactly right. we cannot forget the latest rally by equities owes much more to the expectation of the continuation of very low bond yields than it does to expectations of stronger earnings growth. in fact, if we strip away the financials from the s&p 500 compa
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
billion over five years for transportation projects. he'd also do that by eliminating the state's gas tax and raising its sales tax. another element of mcdonnell's plan sparking protests today. hybrid car owners plan to drive to richmond to show their opposition for that proposal. they're upset the governor wants to impose a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles. >>> let's check in with tony again on the live desk with breaking news in montgomery county. tony? >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news where montgomery county fire rescue is attempting to rescue a person out of a car. take a look now. moments ago, firefighters just went out to that car. they're returning back now. and i can't really tell. looks like they may have one person with them. looked like just a few seconds ago that they may have pulled that person out of the passenger side of the vehicle. again, this is the 16800 block of riffle ford road, montgomery county fire rescue. looks like rescuing one person out of the passenger side window of the vehicle that was stuck there on that -- on that flooded road. again this
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
press secretary blames gop for the economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on. great panel today. doug schoen, former pollster to president bill clinton and fox news contributor and monica crowley radio talk show host extraordinaire and welcome to you all. big shocker the number we got yesterday. >> absolutely. overall it was a big shock. following the day before, carney would mention consumer sentiment because that plunged dramatically the day before. that was maybe even a bigger shock because that speaks to the future where the gdp report was, in the past. and that was all about the payroll tax hikes. so a double-whammy this week. martha: whose fault is it? >> you can't be in the white house and only cherry-pick the good stuff. first four years it was bush's fault. martha: sure you can. every white house wants to do that. >> the fact of the matter is the economy has been slowed in part because there was been a war on success and constant threening and deemization of business. a lot of businesses have been afraid and intimidated by this. martha: no doubt about
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 4:00am PST
,000 in legal fees for her defense attorney jose baez. in addition to over $200,000 in back tax, fees and penalties. according to the courts the aim of seeking chapter 7 bankruptcy protection is to be discharged of ex-ing debts essentially to get a fresh financial start, a fresh start. which is something casey anthony is certainly no stranger to. and cbs affiliate kpho reports that anthony spoke with one of their anchors and called the filing "the next step towards closure." >>> popular snacks including devil dogs, ring dings and yodels will soon or could soon be back on store shelves. the maker of little debbie snack cakes is reportedly the leading bidder to buy those from hostess for up to $30 million. hostess still hasn't announced a lead bid for its most iconic treat, the twinkie, so the twinkie's fate is still up in the air. i'm sure that will be settled. >>> finally, an unexpected visitor greeted a delay or created a delay at a college basketball saturday. it was a bat, a bat 234r50iing around the bradley center, there you see it in milwaukee. it sent players and coaches scrambl
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
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FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
illinois being in so much debt, they were talking about this 67% tax increase on the people who live in that state. what ramifications will this now have on that tax rate? >> that tax increase was supposed to be temporary, start to run out, put it down again in 2015. odds are it will not be temporary. odds are it will be made permanent. >>brian: i love your last point of view. you said look for the businesses and wealthy people to pull a mickelson? >> yeah, sure. >>brian: which means? >>gretchen: nothing to do with their golf swing. >> mickelson threatens to leave california because of high taxes and declining state finances. why shouldn't wealthy people do the same in illinois? taxes are way up there. the state's finances are a mess. they know they're going to call on the rich to pay your fair share. they know it's coming. >>gretchen: some businesses have gone to wisconsin and indiana. >>brian: what you're talking about is if they're going to increase the taxes in the state itself, that's one thing. but -- and this is something you've been hedging for over a year -- there's always a
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
is certain but death, taxes and republicans. whining about spending. >> well, we have worked all year to reduce our budget deficit and to cut spending. >> we have got to reduce the size and role of government. we've got to cut spending. >> we'll continue to work on finding smarter ways to cut spending. >> spend less. bye. >> how about that for an exit. they're obsessed with spending cuts. they say spend less, grow the economy. but in the last quarter of 2012, government spending, yes, government spending fell 6.6%. defense spending was down more than 22 pnt. and how did that affect the economy? last quarter, the gdp, which measures the economy, fell 0.1%. and 38,000 more people filed jobless claims last week than the week before. this is seersz. the economy is moouing in the right direction. but we can be the take our eye off the ball. we can't just cut, cut, cut. republicans ignore the real impact cuts have on the economy. do they think we wouldn't point it out? nice try, but cut it out because we gotchya. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an
FOX
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
the foregone tax revenues that the jurisdictions would enjoy and let's not even forget about the fact we need to be able to compete globally with other centers of business that are trying to steal away the investment dollars that wednesday joy today, there's an opportunity cost in -- that we enjoy today, there's an opportunity cost in not doing this. >> how are you getting the money? >> that is a challenge we're issuing to our regional leaders. we've covered the who, what, why and where. we are asking the regional leaders to help us solve the how. it's not impossible, but it does require our regional leaders to come together and make hard decisions about prioritizing their investments and make sure we are investing in the future. >> governments get their money from the taxpayers. are you asking local leaders to raise taxes to support your projects? >> we're asking them to look at a variety of capital sources and if we're looking at the exist be sources that we have and perhaps allocating some funds to metro, remember, when we create property increment and additional value, we don't get to rec
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
continuing his campaign for extending tax cuts, um, for everyone but the wealthy top brackets, and so we had a fiscal cliff debate and fight on capitol hill where american taxpayers across the country paying their holiday bills were anxiously waiting to see what congress would do, and ultimately everyone but the top earners saw their tax cuts restored. and we went right into a debate about gun control and immigration reform. so it's true that the president has not talked about growth or the economy in a very long time. given this new data, though, and given the fact that we saw an anticipation of these sequestered cuts that the congress passed a long time ago and have the opportunity to undo but haven't yet and are set to go into effect on march 1, in anticipation of those cuts that really hit at defense spending we saw a big shrink in defense jobs, and that is going to continue, um, when we see the sequester go into effect in march. and it's going to hit domestic programs as well. combined that will be, produce a considerable dent to consumer demand. and as we get into a couple months down
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 10:00am PST
'll have to pay back, you know, penalties, taxes, learn english, get in the back of the line and work their way through it, and i think that the public overwhelmingly supports that notion. >> do you have any concerns about the way the obama team inside the white house, the cabinet is shaping up so far in the top positions we've seen white men. we've seen a lack of diversity, critics say. there is that iconic picture, we're told, valerie jarrett is separate there behind dan pfiffer, but not really visible. she is a powerful voice. there's no denying that. the most powerful voice probably in the white house. what about lisa jackson that's left, vpa. you're leaving labor. when are we going to see more women? >> i think that you are going to see more women and more diversity, you will see that coming about. i know that i have been in discussions and people have told me that there is a strong commitment to make sure that latinos, hispanics are represented in the cabinet post as well as women, so i think right now we're a little bit too quick to judge, and right now is a time for all those
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
on this that will be posted later today. if you look back at ronald reagan, the conservative icon right? he raised taxes, seven out of eight years that he was president. he supported a ban on assault weapons. he supported and signed a bill creating amnesty for 3 million people who came here illegally. >> what a liberal. >> bill: if republicans -- ronald reagan could not get elected in the republican primary today and i just wish that -- not that i'm a great big fan of ronald reagan. but i wish republicans would just stop worshipping ronald reagan and start following him, start imitating him, and get that practical side to problem solving that ronald reagan did have. and he did support a ban on assault weapons, and in fact president obama quoted ronald reagan when he introduced his own gun-control measures. so immigration still probably going to happen before gun control, but the gun control battle has definitely joined after yesterday's hearing. bill joining us how are you? >> caller: hey, bill i just wanted to echo what ike said from charleston. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: and in
Current
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
and not paying taxes and enjoying all of the benefits. >> being lazy and all. >> right. there is a large portion of the fox news audience that doesn't speak english. and what is fascinating here is it shows -- as the immigration debate heats up i want people to read their coverage on fox news latino and you will see a news outlet at war with itself. >> stephanie: yeah, i -- karl maybe i'm missing the logic -- every time we get into this immigration debate i don't get it. if we do nothing, all of those same 11, 12 million people are still going to be here. >> these are mexicans who mow our yards and clean our houses. and if they are citizens then we have to pay them more. and they are also brown and not deserving of benefits. >> stephanie: i see. bill o'reilly with colin powell. >> you being who you are, traditional guy, by supportingly as actively as you did barack obama you also put yourself in a category of intolerance on issues like entitlement culture, when you yourself were born in the south bronx and you made it on your own, the entitlement culture now extends t
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm EST
tax nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. >> reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took part in an anti gang video. >> your job is to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: despite by laws that prohibit gunshots within city limits, more than any other city in america, chicago appea
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
-- in 2025, according to the congressional budget office, every dollar of taxes we collect will go to pay for medicare, medicaid, social security and interest on the debt, and there is nothing left for national defense, national laboratories, pell grants for education, highways, every other thing, the investments that we need to make in research to grow this country, it all gs for medicare, medicare, social security and the debt. every single penny we collect, and that's only 12 years away. now, that's not me talking. that's the congressional budget office saying that. the medicare trustees have told us, the medicare trustees have said that in 12 years, the medicare program won't have enough money to pay its bills. now, whose bills? bills of seniors, bills of tennesseans who have been -- who are some, many are literal counting the days until they are old enough to be eligible for medicare so they can have some way to pay their medical bills. it would be a tragedy if that day arrived and there wasn't enough money to pay the bills, but the medicare trustees who by law are supposed to tell u
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
if you're buying a big ticket item. >> you're paying 8 or 9% in sales tax and now this. in some states, this is illegal. >> yeah. okay. here are the lucky people in california, colorado, connecticut, florida, kansas, maine, massachusetts, new york, oklahoma and texas. listen, this is a big deal and i think people are going to struggle with this thing and they're not going to be happy about it and consider, these fees were really already built into the price of stuff, so you're really paying it twice. what they should do is give us a discount in cash. >> shepard: they should. >> but they're not going to do that. no. >> shepard: thank you. a real shock shock today. shares of apple fell far from the tree and rotted in the orchard. the tech giant price per share off 12% today alone. off 36% from the high. quarterly earnings came out today, they were up but not as much as analysts expected. slowing growth, it shows. after five blockbuster years. senator john kerry did ad libbing and fought back some tears during his confirmation hearing. in his opening statement, he added a mention of his t
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
because corporate profits are up, costs are down, the fiscal cliff agreement has locked in low taxes for most of the upper-middle class and wealthy, and there's no sign of inflation as far as the eye can see. but corporate profits can't stay high when american consumers whose spending is 70% of the u.s. economy are this pessimistic about the future. they're just not going to spend. american companies won't be able to make up the difference in forward markets. europe is careening into a recession. japan is still in deep trouble. china's growth has slowed. profits are the highest share of the u.s. economy on record. wages are the lowest. but this imbalance can't and won't last. >> can't and won't. and look what's happening on wall street. they're doing better, willie, than ever before. >> mm-hmm. >> ever before. for the past four years, wall street has exploded over the past four years. real income has dropped for middle-class americans. the poverty rate's gone up. one in four americans are on food stamps. you talk about two americas. john edwards is right. >> incomes. >> over the past
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
that is less mentally taxing. >> coming up, motown's billy is back again but you'll never get where. don't go away. thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: all right, let's check in with our progressive brother in arms, michael shure of the "the young turks" sitting in for cenk uygur. michael, what are the battles you're waging tonight. >> governor, we're waging the battles first of all in the senate. i'm sure you covered this. i'm sure you have opinions of that. we're going to see how chuck hagel fared and how some of these silly old senators in front of him presented themselves. and then we also have my beloved 49ers, and one of them making a very grave error. we're going to talk about the comments made about gay americans and gay football players. and i'm sorry to say its another super bowl without the detroit lions. >> jennifer: i'm just saying i'm recording from san francisco but i'm tired of the san francisco teams hogging all of the top
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Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
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Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
change. it's true the president can't come in, pass a carbon tax, pass a cap and trade system something ambitious and tackle this issue but there are a lot of things he could do by executive order. using the epa to crack down even harder with some regulations on pollution, on existing power plants. right? the creation of new ones. some of the biggest sources of carbon come from these really old carbon -- i'm sorry cole-powered power plants. would help a lot. >> we have one here in the district that heats the congress. you see that spewing out every day. >> things like that, the congressional power plant, start greening. the government more. solar powers on the white house. big deal. right? it would send a message. don't worry about the flashy stuff. myelogram standards in 2010, 56 miles a gallon all of our cars will get in the year 2025. >> a big deal. >> a huge deal. that was one of the biggest environmental accomplishments of his first term. he could protect parts of the ocean and george w. bush did some of that as president too. how does t
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
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Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
.o.p. for economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on, shepard? >> shepard: economists seem to have a number of reasons if not an explanation for this. >> they also don't seem to be worried. in part, because most private spending categories like housing actually did better in the fourth quarter than they did in the third. nigel got of global insight says you get a better picture of the economy looking at the period from july through december. >> third quarter 3.1% that overstated the strength of the recovery. fourth quarter minus .1 that understates. average the two. we are around 1.5%. so i think that's the underlying pace we were showing in the second half of the year it's a recovery but it's soft. gault expects positive growth this year and not a recession. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler at the white house tonight. thanks. the search is on for two missing workers after a landslide at a quarry. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> canada. rocks and mud gave way sweeping two construction trucks and pay loader into a deep gravel pit north of montrea
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
to terrorism. >> all right. the next four points, illegal immigrants register, pay fine and back taxes plus pass background check. work history and current employment required. illegal immigrants at back of the line. exceptions for immigrants who came to u.s. as children and farm workers. >> here what we're seeing is the fairness component. if you came here illegally we are going to give you a shot at the american dream, citizenship, but you got to go to the back of the line. that's what differs from the 1986 immigration reform. where they just said, apply for citizenship. you can get long-term residency for five years. then become a citizen. that left a very bad taste in people's mouth. especially if you've been here waiting in the legal route. >> real quickly let's show everybody the federal government new cnn/orc poll. the question being should the federal government develop a plan for undocumented immigrants to become legal residents? 53% say yes. then we have this. this is really interesting, victoria. because this bipartisan group of senators coming out today almost stealing the thund
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00pm PST
unemployed paid the taxes that support food stamps, has been widely accepted in this society, including by ron neld reagan. i have no idea why this guy cuccinelli would want to borrow one of the wornst lines ever uttered in american presidential politics and put it out there as he's starting to run for governor of virginia. he needs to get support in northern virginia. this is going to hurt him there. it's going to have a very tough race against terry mcauliffe and he may actually break the streak that's been going on for decades that whoever wins the presidency, their party loses the governorship of virginia the next time. michael steele months ago i think on this program with me said the 47% line was a disaster. i don't know why anybody would repeat it. >> let me ask you this, it comes down to numbers. everybody knows there's some people are who cheating, some who aren't looking for a job. do you build a whole philosophy about maybe 5% of the people on welfare are just taking it easy or the republican notion 90% of the people on welfare cheat and just grab the check. that is the way t
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